Archive for 'Grappling with God'

Choose to Trust Love

Posted 14 February 2016 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Surprised by God, Uncategorized | No Comments

Tweet Ultimately nothing  is more important than whether our yearning for unconditional love and acceptance has the hope of fulfillment. In the end all of our successes and victories amount to very little in comparison to a life without the giving and receiving of love. This hunger for unearned love is at the heart of […]

Divine Discontent

Posted 20 December 2015 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Surprised by God | No Comments

Tweet If you are like me then you long for meaningful and authentic relationships, You yearn to be seen, heard, and affirmed. You yearn for the love and safety of committed relationships. Accomplishments are great, yet, we will give up all our accolades for love. From the very beginning, it was God’s intention that He would […]

Living in Relationship: Consciously Caring for One Another

Posted 24 September 2015 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 1 Comment

Tweet The older I get the more important relationships are to me. When I was younger, I took many of my relationships for granted. I assumed that others would always be there for me. I also presumed my relationship with God was a constant—He was always there and what I did or did not do […]

Consciously Choosing Life

Posted 24 February 2014 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet Life is to be lived fully in the here and now. All we can know for certain is what is right now. The past is history and the future is fantasy. The past makes friends with regret and the future invites anxiety. Both of these are thieves of life in the now.   What […]

Oedipus or Intimacy

Posted 20 February 2014 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | No Comments

Tweet What are you yearning for in your partnership? Do you want more safety, affection, truth, comfort, joy and intimacy? 24 couples involved in the CLE community met together for a weekend of learning, growing and transforming ourselves as well as our couples. It was an inspiring time of experiencing people willing to trust each […]

This Hallowed Place

Posted 22 May 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 2 Comments

Tweet This past weekend, the CLE community enjoyed another sacred weekend we call Spring Retreat. We had our largest gathering ever, stretching the limits of our beloved DeKoven Center in Racine, WI. The time was especially meaningful because Eileen Parks (I am using her real name with permission), one of my original clients, joined us […]

A Tribute to my Friend Jon Parks

Posted 11 May 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Health and Fitness, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Tweet It has been about two weeks since the death of my friend, Jon Parks. He fought a courageous 15 year battle against prostate cancer. I had the pleasure of walking with him during this journey along with his wife Eileen. I remember our first couples group after he learned of his diagnosis. I will […]

Touched by Love

Posted 27 April 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | No Comments

Tweet And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor 13:13 Listening to Nancy Rollin’s interview about her terrifying experience at the Boston Marathon touched my heart deeply. I was moved because I could feel how much she cared about all those who were hurt and […]

The Panic of Insufficiency

Posted 14 January 2013 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth | 5 Comments

Tweet “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin     I heard back from the publisher about my most recent book proposal (last count was six previous manuscripts.) It was rejected, yet with extraordinarily kind and constructive comments. This publisher grasped […]

Hitting the Curve Ball

Posted 22 December 2012 | By | Categories: Grappling with God, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tweet I remember going to watch two friends play in a baseball tournament. Although I learned that the game was rained out, I saw a way to still have some fun. There was a batting cage next to the dugouts and I suggested that we hit a few balls. I had always wanted to tap […]